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I always get kicked from most servers when playing Crysis Wars for high ping and I have no idea why . What is it, and how can I lower my ping, if even possible?
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Ping how long it takes for a piece of data to be sent from your PC to a server and then back again. The lower it is, the more responsive and less "lag" you will get in games.

Ping does not mean just raw speed, there are other factors involved such as the quality of your connection.

Ping and Latency are basically the same thing.
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Try doing a Pingtest to see where the issue is.
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ping is the time it takes ot get the data across, which only way to get better ping is to get better net
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Usually you would think the higher the better but in this case PING means the time it takes for a server to send a 'packet' of information and receive a reply from your PC. If this takes a long time you end up slowing down other people and it just gets plain annoying.

The easy fix, pick servers that are closer to home, or get a better network connection. But thats another thread.......
    
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That explains a lot guys. I know my connection quality sucks on my EVO broadband so there is nothing I can really do about it. thanks for the input.
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Not to be the bad guy, But how do you NOT know what ping is?

I ask for the reasons that follow;

200 rep here, 1,674 post
A pretty good rig, SLi so you must game.
You volt mod.

But you dont know what high ping is...
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Not to be the bad guy, But how do you NOT know what ping is?

I ask for the reasons that follow;

200 rep here, 1,674 post
A pretty good rig, SLi so you must game.
You volt mod.

But you dont know what high ping is...
I am into hardware, not networking, sorry to dissapoint you. But thanks for the other compliments though
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Shouldn't be a bad thing. You learn something new everyday right? Look at me using RAID0 for so many drives yet I didn't know that RAID0 performance plummets after using more disk space
Edited by pvp309rcp - 2/14/10 at 4:25pm
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I am into hardware, not networking, sorry to dissapoint you. But thanks for the other compliments though
Ah wasnt hating mate Just asking =)
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